Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bible Sleuth: New Testament, text by Vanessa Carroll, illustrated by Jose Perez Montero (book review)

Where's Waldo? (first published in the U.K. as Where's Wally?) has been around since 1986 (so have I!). I remember looking at the books growing up, trying to find that elusive red and white striped guy with glasses. Now my children can have that same hunt while learning more about the Bible with Bible Sleuth: New Testament, illustrated by Jose Perez Montero (text by Vanessa Carroll).
image via Amazon
The main character in this is Mike, a Bible-loving time traveler. He travels back to biblical times, sharing stories like The Birth of Jesus, The Wedding at Cana, Zaccheus the Tax Collector, Stephen, all the way to Revelation's A Crowd of People Praising.

While not as vibrantly colored as a Where's Waldo? book, Bible Sleuth is just as tricky. Some of the people or items in the sidebars are difficult to find in pictures.

My big boys (ages 8 and 10) have enjoyed looking through this book from time to time, but it's not on their top 10 list of most read books (most things not superhero related aren't). Most of the stories in Bible Sleuth are familiar, although not all to my children (who, to be honest, are not really in love with God's Word...yet but who regularly get the Bible read to them).

This is definitely a Bible supplement, as kids are not going to gain a wealth of knowledge about the Bible from the paragraph explaining each scene. However, I think these are good chunks of stories for kids to know and learn and read.

Disclaimer: I received this book in order for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Links in this post link to Amazon Smile and help support Emmaus Biblical Seminary in Haiti.

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